With just one owner from new and fewer than 20,000 miles travelled, this modern classic ‘pocket-rocket’ is offered in exceptional unmolested and original condition all-round.
The property of a fastidious keeper until we were invited to buy the car a handful of weeks ago, this car is a credit to its former owner and a sure fire future classic as well-deserved interest in radical rear-engined hot hatches like this continues.
It is powered by an immensely capable 3.0-Litre V6 engine and tuned to 227bhp before being placed into the middle of the Clio, replacing the rear seats, turning this car into a ‘very hot, hot hatch’. Capable of accelerating to 0-60 in just 6.2 seconds with a top speed of 146mph, this Clio V6 Sport was, in many ways, the spiritual successor to the wild, rally based mid-engine Renault Five Turbo of the 1980s. Launched to enthusiastic appreciation from the motoring press, the Clio V6 is not a car for the faint hearted. Built in limited numbers and costing close to £30,000 when new this largely priced out the youthful ‘go-faster’ crowd and like the car being offered today appealed to true car enthusiasts and collectors.
This example of a true modern classic, offered in Silver with Black Alcantara interior sports seats is in great condition as you would expect from a one-owner and just 19,500 mile example as this. Clearly a well-kept car, it boasts an envious service history from new with thirteen service stamps in total, all by the same garage, D&M Motors (later Deane Motors) of Dublin 4, except the very latest in March 2016 by renowned specialists, RS Murray & Son of Leeds. This service also included replacing timing and auxiliary belts and water pump, as well as spark plugs, air, fuel and pollen filters. The total cost being more than £800 to make the car perfect for Springtime use.
This car has a full MOT and having been resident in Ireland from new is now UK registered on correct 2001 year ‘Y’ registration number. Don’t hesitate to own this car before its too late….
Service intervals as follows:
- 08/03/2002 @ 3,147 miles
- 03/03/2003 @ 5,647 miles
- 11/03/2004 @ 8,942 miles
- 04/03/2005 @ 11,195 miles
- 15/03/2006 @ 12,945 miles & timing belts.
- 19/03/2007 @ 15,704 miles
- 10/03/2008 @ 16,691 miles
- 03/04/2009 @ 17,258 miles
- 13/04/2010 @ 17,401 miles
- 16/08/2011 @ 17,861 miles & timing belts.
- 18/09/2012 @ 18,111 miles
- 11/01/2015 @ 18,415 miles
- 24/03/2016 @ 19,273 miles & timing belts.